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Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

December 11, 2018, GIR

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

SFO refuses to issue Bribery Act compliance guidance

SFO refuses to issue Bribery Act compliance guidance

December 10, 2018, GIR

Lawyers at GIR Live in London lamented the lack of guidance from the SFO on the Bribery Act, seven years after the legislation came into force.

Waiving privilege shows willingness to cooperate, SFO official says

Waiving privilege shows willingness to cooperate, SFO official says

December 06, 2018, GIR

The SFO’s joint head of bribery and corruption said that companies that want to receive cooperation credit should strongly consider waiving privilege over factual accounts.

GIR Live Zurich: Cross-border investigations and witness interviews

GIR Live Zurich: Cross-border investigations and witness interviews

November 23, 2018, GIR

Lawyers at GIR’s inaugural conference in Zurich discussed the common pitfalls in conducting internal investigations, such as failing to secure evidence at the start of a probe.

GIR Live Zurich: Swiss Attorney General calls for DPAs

GIR Live Zurich: Swiss Attorney General calls for DPAs

November 21, 2018, GIR

Michael Lauber said DPAs are the best tool to tackle economic crimes cases instead of a controversial settlement tool used by Geneva prosecutors, which his office stopped using years ago.

Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

Lisa Osofsky: “Tell us something we don’t know”

November 08, 2018, GIR

The director of the UK SFO has said that the authority is exploring whether to provide companies with guidance on what cooperation actually means in a keynote speech in which she also highlighted what companies must do to obtain a DPA.

GIR Live Frankfurt: In-house counsel stuck between a rock and a hard place

GIR Live Frankfurt: In-house counsel stuck between a rock and a hard place

November 07, 2018, GIR

Panellists said that the Jones Day ruling can result in in-house counsel being treated as an extension of the long hand of the law, and can cause lower quality internal investigations.

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

Hong Kong’s financial regulator diverts attention from banks

November 02, 2018, GIR

Banks’ fear of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission has faded over recent years as the authority has shifted its focus away from financial institutions, according to a former SFC executive director of enforcement.

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

GIR Live DC: GDPR has US lawyers scratching their heads

November 01, 2018, GIR

The EU’s GDPR has created challenges for in-house and external counsel when deciding when and how to disclose potential wrongdoing to US authorities, an audience at a conference on 25 October heard.

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

1MBD case could breed a “hydra” of investigations

October 30, 2018, GIR

Investigations stemming from billions of dollars allegedly stolen from Malaysia’s development fund 1MDB could consume authorities in Asia, the UK, US and the Middle East for years to come, lawyers predict.